Podcast

Session 83: Life After Divorce

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

For this week’s episode, we’re exploring many of the transitions that occur after a divorce. For this conversation I was joined by Chautè Thompson, LMHC who is a therapist in Florida. Chautè and I discussed some of the common challenges that might come up when contemplating a divorce or after a divorce, things to be mindful about when coparenting after a divorce, tips for knowing when you’re ready to date again, and she shared some of her favorite resources about life after divorce. 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Ms. Thompson

http://www.inspirehopehealthhealing.com

http://www.brandnewmejourney.com

Facebook: @thetransformationadvocate

Instagram: @chautethompson

If you’re ready to work on some skills to help you thrive in your life and relationships, join us in the Yellow Couch Collective

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 82: Stop Shoulding On Yourself

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 
In this week’s episode I discuss how our language impacts our mental health, specifically when it’s filled with things we “should” do or be and shared 5 tips for how you can stop “shoulding” on yourself.
I also announced our brand new Therapy for Black Girls community, The Yellow Couch Collective. This will be our space to practice some of the things we discuss on the podcast and a space to develop and strengthen our relationships with one another. Every month we’ll have deep dives into different topics, Q&A sessions with your favorite guests from the podcast, and spotlight sessions with me where you can get live feedback. I’d love for you to join us at therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc
If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt or a mug to show your love for the podcast at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

Be sure to join me every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 81: What’s Your Relationship to Substances?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

For this week’s episode, we’re helping you explore your relationship with substances. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Delishia Pittman. Dr. Pittman and I discussed how you can tell if your use of substances has become more than recreational, the steps you can take to get help if you think you might be struggling, how some of our cultural practices may be contributing to masking issues with substance abuse, and how to help if you think a friend may be struggling with their substance use.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Dr. Pittman

https://www.pspdc.com/

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 80: Sexual Freedom

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

For this week’s episode, we dive into some of the double standards that exist when discussing women’s vs. men’s sexuality. For this conversation I am joined by Shamyra Howard, LCSW. Shamyra and I discussed why this double standard exists, how Black women can be more active in exploring their sexuality, her thoughts about friends with benefits, and of course she shared her favorite resources. 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

http://sexpositivefamilies.com/

Where to Find Shamyra

https://conquestcounseling.com/

Facebook: @shamyralcsw

Instagram: @sexologistshamyra

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 79: Managing Struggles with Fertility

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week I’m joined by another one of my incredible line sisters to discuss struggles with fertility. Our guest therapist this week is Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Andreka Peat. Dr. Peat and I discussed some of the cultural issues that impact the conversation around Black women and fertility, some of the alternative paths to motherhood her clients have employed, how she helps her clients manage their mental health through these processes, and she shared her favorite resources for anyone who wants to learn more about the topic.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Sisters in Loss Podcast

FertiCalm app

Where to Find Dr. Peat

https://www.womenswellnessatlanta.com/

Facebook: @breathingspaceforwomen

Instagram: @abreathingspaceforwomen

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

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Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 78: Mindfulness

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is back with us this week to talk all about mindfulness. Shawna and I chatted about the definition of mindfulness, she addressed some of the myths you may have heard about mindfulness, she shared some ways you can begin to incorporate it into your life, and of course she shared her favorite resources.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Check out Shawna’s 1st interview on the podcast about the mental health needs of activists.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Our Emotions (Article): https://www.tcmworld.org/tcm-whole-body-specialty/

Where to Find Shawna

https://www.ShawnaMurrayBrowne.com

http://www.kindredwellness.net/

Facebook: @KindredWellness or @ShawnaMurray-BrowneLCSWC

Twitter: @ShawnaMBrowne

Instagram: @HealASista

EVOLVE (Members-Only Online Healing Studio): http://www.HealASista.com

The #HealASista Project FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheHealASistaProject/

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

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Session 77: The Truth About Self Care

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

In today’s episode we talk all about the truth about self-care.  For this conversation I was joined by Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC. Maria and I chatted all about what self care actually is, how self care has been commercialized, why it’s so important for us to practice self care as Black women, and of course she shared her favorite resources to help you develop your own self care plan.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast including Maria’s!

Download the ThinkUp app and join us for 31 Days of Affirmations!

Where to Find Maria

http://www.daybydaytherapeuticservices.com/

https://autisminblack.org/

Facebook: @autisminblk

Instagram: @autisminblack

Twitter: @autisminblack

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 76: Pregnancy & Postpartum Concerns

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS about what life can look like during pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period.. Dr. Christopher-Holloway and I discussed the growing research around Black women’s experiences giving birth, how the process of giving birth can be traumatic, postpartum depression and how it’s different from the baby blues, how we can be strong advocates for ourselves in medical settings, and of course she shared her favorite resources.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Dr. Christopher-Holloway

http://www.newvisioncounselingcenter.com/

Facebook: @newvisioncounseling

Twitter: @newvisioncc

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 75: Do You Self-Sabotage?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week, by request, we’re chatting about self-sabotage. What it is, why we do it, and how to stop!
If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt or a mug to show your love for the podcast at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

Be sure to join me every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 74: Body Image & Black Women Athletes

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Natalie Graves, LCSW, CADC, all about Black women athletes and body image. Natalie and I discussed some of the common concerns Black women athletes face, how Black women’s bodies are seen and critiqued in sports, and we discussed body image issues as it relates to athletes but also to Black women generally.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

http://www.sportpsychologytoday.com/

Where to Find Natalie

http://www.nataliegraves.com/

Facebook: @nataliethesocialworker

Twitter: @natalie_graves1

Natalie’s Pinterest

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Booster Session: What Was Your U.S. Open Moment?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This booster session was inspired by this weekend’s U.S. Open during which Serena Williams was unfairly penalized. This happened for the world to see but all Black women have their own version of this story. In this episode I briefly share some of my thoughts about the unfair ways in which Black women are treated and then demonized for their rightful reaction to said treatment. In short, we’re exhausted!
If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt or a mug to show your love for the podcast at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

Be sure to join me every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 73: When Trust is Broken

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode focuses on what happens when trust has been violated in a relationship and how to repair it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Tanisha Sapp, LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, MAC, SAP. Dr. Sapp and I discussed the importance of actually verbalizing expectations to our partners, developing a trust bank with your partner, how violations of trust impact intimacy, and she shared some of her favorite resources. 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Dr. Sapp

https://www.anewlevel.org/

Facebook: @anewlevelllc

Instagram: @iamdrtanishasapp

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Booster Session: Are You Being Honest with Your Therapist?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 
This booster session was inspired by HBO’s Insecure, Season 3, Episode 4. In this episode we saw that Molly is still meeting with her therapist (YAY) but also see that she hasn’t told her the entire truth so I wondered if maybe some of you were struggling with withholding some information from your therapist. In this episode I discussed two reasons you might be withholding and what you can do about it. 


If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt or a mug to show your love for the podcast at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

Be sure to join me every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 72: Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Reinette Arnold, LCSW, MAC, FVIP about taking care of your mental health as a caregiver. Reinette and  I discussed some of the common challenges that come up for caregivers, managing your emotions as a caregiver, how to engage your support system, why self care is so important as a caregiver, and how to engage in clear and effective communication with family and friends related to caregiving.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Reinette

https://www.empowered-consultants.com/

Facebook: @theempowermentagency

Instagram: @empowerment_agency

Replenish Facebook Group

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 71: Building Intentional Relationships

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Melissa Dumaz, LMFT about creating intentional relationships with our partners. Melissa and I chatted about the best ways to be more intentional in your relationship, how to fight fair, the importance of apologies and how to offer them correctly, and she shared her favorite resources, including her book, The Love Challenge.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Melissa

https://www.uhelpyou.com/

Facebook: @uhelpyou

Instagram: @uhelpyou

Twitter: @uhelpyou

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 70: Social Media & Mental Health

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Dr. Audrey Townsel, a Licensed Psychologist in Memphis, TN and my line sister. 🙂 Dr. Townsel and I chatted about how social media platforms can impact our self esteem, why the comparisons we make between ourselves and others on social media aren’t entirely accurate, and she shared her favorite tips for helping you to have a healthier relationship with social media.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Session 59 Guest Therapist, Shena Tubbs of Black Girls Heal. Shena will be launching a 12 week program giving women practical and actionable skills coupled with coaching that you can use in your everyday life while healing and reprogramming negative self beliefs from traumatic wounds. To get more information about the program or to register for the Masterclass, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/bghmasterclass

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Dr. Townsel

Calyx Psychological Services

Facebook: @calyxpsychologicalservices

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Booster Session: Hella Loose Boundaries

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s session is a booster session because I just couldn’t wait to share my thoughts about the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s Insecure and why I think this season will explore one of my favorite topics, boundaries!

If you haven’t already, check out Session 14 of the podcast, “What Are Boundaries & Why Do We Need Them?”

Session 69: Healing Intergenerational Trauma

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Shaketa Robinson-Bruce, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA. Shaketa and I chatted about the definition of intergenerational trauma, what this looks like in our community, how it impacts our relationships, how therapy can help to heal from intergenerational trauma, and she shared her favorite books about this topic in case you want to read more.

Resources Mentioned

Madam Noire Article

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Shaketa

Open Arms Counseling Center

Facebook: @openarmscounselingcenter

Instagram: @openarmscounseling

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

Session 68: Healing After Miscarriage

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Jeanae Hopgood, MFT, a couples & family therapist, clinical sexologist and sexuality educator in the Philadelphia area. Jeanae and I discussed healing after a miscarriage. We chatted about some of the common challenges experienced after a miscarriage, how miscarriages impact partnerships,  how to support a loved one who’s had a miscarriage, and of course she shared all her favorite books for you to learn more. 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

https://resolve.org/

http://www.postpartum.net/

Where to Find Jeanae

https://jhjtherapy.com/

https://blackangelmom.com/

Black Angel Mom Facebook Group

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

The TBG Merch store is now open for business! Shop therapyforblackgirls.com/shop to grab a new tee or mug!

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

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Session 67: On the Couch with Tasha & James St. Patrick

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today we have an On the Couch episode featuring Tasha & James (Ghost) St. Patrick of the hit show on STARZ, Power. For this episode I was joined by Dr. QuaVandra Perry who is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas. Dr. Perry and I discussed what kinds of concerns might bring Tasha and James to therapy, how she might help them improve their communication, how she might help them work through their grief, and of course she shared all of her favorite resources for couples. This episode does contain spoilers so if you’re not caught up with the new season then you may want to hold off on listening.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

https://www.ourrelationship.com/

Where to Find Dr. Perry

https://www.drqperry.com/

Instagram: @drqperry

Twitter: @drqperry

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 66: All the Details About ADHD

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode gives you the rundown on everything you ever wanted to know about ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown, a double-board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in Texas. Dr. Dawn and I chatted about the symptoms of ADHD, why the diagnosis is often missed, how to know if your child might need to be evaluated, treatment for ADHD, and she clears up some common misconceptions about medication. 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

http://www.chadd.org/

https://www.additudemag.com/

Where to Find Dr. Dawn

https://www.drdawnpsychmd.com/

Dr. Dawn’s Facebook Group

Facebook: @drdawnpsychmd

Instagram: @drdawnpsychmd

Twitter: @drdawnpsychmd

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 65: Working Well

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Maintaining your mental health while working in a less than favorable environment can be tough. Fpr today’s episode I chatted with Farah Harris, LCPC who specializes in helping people to be well in the workplace. Farah and I chatted about dealing with microagressions in the workplace, how improving your emotional intelligence and setting boundaries can help you to deal with work stress, how employers can provide perks that actually help their employees, and her thoughts on the myth of work-life balance.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Farah

https://farahharrislcpc.com/

Farah’s Self Care Planner 

Facebook: @farahharrislcpc

Instagram: @farahharrislcpc

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Join Dr. Joy for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 64: Managing Social Anxiety

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This episodes shares strategies that can help anyone who may be struggling with social anxiety disorder.

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Be sure to join me every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 63: Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Some studies suggest that as many as 60% of Black girls experience a sexual assault by the age of 18 so sadly many of us and our loved ones have been touched in some way by childhood sexual abuse. Today, I am joined by Jessica Lang, LMFT.  Jessica and I chatted about some of the common concerns that come up for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, what treatment might look like, how to deal if your child comes to you with a report of abuse, and she shared her favorite resources.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Jessica

https://jessicalangtherapy.com/

Twitter: @jlangtherapy

Facebook: @jlangMAPsychology

Instagram: @jessica_lang_lmft

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 62: Lessons from the Red Table

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 
This week’s episode was inspired by one of my new favorite things to watch online, Red Table Talk. The episodes feature Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her mother and daughter for refreshingly honest conversations from an intergenerational perspective. You should definitely check it out! My favorite episode so far has been the one that featured a conversation between Jada and Gabrielle Union about this weird tension that existed between them for years. This conversation highlighted an issue that I think comes up for a lot of us, what happens when we’re intimidated in some way? I shared 3 questions to help you figure this out for yourself and also answered a couple of On the Porch questions about dealing with a new psychiatric diagnosis and how to handle conflict with friends. 
Resources Mentioned


If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you’re interested in being a Guest Blogger for Therapy for Black Girls, visit https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/guest-bloggers for more info and submission details.

Be sure to join Dr. Joy every Thursday at 12 noon ET, on Facebook & Instagram Live for Three for Thursday!

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 61: Is Virtual Therapy for Me?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

You’ve probably heard about virtual therapy as another way to work with a therapist. Today I wanted to make sure you had all the details you needed to decide whether this might be something that works for you. For this episode I’m joined by Melissa Douglass, LCSW who has an entirely virtual practice in St Louis. Melissa and I discussed some of the differences between traditional and virtual therapy, how you can decide if it’s right for you, how to find a virtual therapist, and she shared all of her favorite apps for mental wellness.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Moment app

Relax melodies app

Pacifica app

Breathe app

Where to Find Melissa

http://www.goaldrivencounseling.com/

Twitter: @goaldrvncounsel

Facebook: @GoalDrivenCounseling

Instagram: @GoalDrivenCounseling

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 60: Colorism & Texturism

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Unpacking the issues in our community related to skin color and hair texture can be difficult, but it’s necessary. Today’s episode features my conversation with Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, M.Ed. Dr. Donna and I discussed the definitions of colorism and texturism, ideas about having more effective conversations about these issues, how these issues impact our mental health as Black women, and strategies for working through some of these concerns.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books Dr. Donna mentioned!

Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

AnnodRight.com

Dr. Donna’s Sex Talk- Parent Edition Webinar https://mailchi.mp/88703f714b5d/stpe

Twitter: @AnnodRight

Facebook: @AnnodRight

Instagram: @Annodright

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

Join me for this week’s Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 59: On the Couch with Nova Bordelon

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode is an On the Couch Session with Nova Bordelon from the hit OWN show, Queen Sugar. For this episode I am joined by Shena Tubbs. Shena is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate in Houston, TX. She specializes in treating women with intimacy disorders, trauma, and sexually compulsive behaviors or addictions. Shena and I chatted about some of the concerns that might bring Nova to therapy, how the Bordelon family history adds perspective to Nova’s concerns, some of the techniques she might use with her in therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources in case you might have similar concerns.

 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books Shena mentioned!

Suddenly Celibate

Where to Find Shena

http://www.shenathetherapist.com/

http://www.blackgirlsheal.org/

Twitter: @shenatherapy

Facebook: @shenatubbs

Instagram: @shenathetherapist@_blackgirlsheal

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 58: GLBTQ Affirmative Spaces

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 

For today’s episode I am joined by Adrienne Michelle, LMFT. Adrienne is a QPOC therapist specializing in working with youth, adults, families and couples. Adrienne and I chatted about the fears that members of the GLBTQ community may have in reaching out for therapy, tips on how to find a therapist who is affirming, the work that still needs to be done in the Black community to be more affirmative, and some common vocabulary we should all know to create more affirmative spaces and relationships.

 

 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books Adrienne mentioned!

Tiq Milan & Kim Milan TED Talk 

Adrienne’s Handout- Nosey or Necessary

 

Where to Find Adrienne

http://adriennemichelletherapy.com/

http://www.gsdiversity.com

Instagram: @adriennemichelletherapy

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 57: The Do’s of Dating

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today I am joined by the millennial dating coach Marquita Johnson. Marquita is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and distance credentialed counselor. Her specialties include women issues, career, dating, divorce, step-families, and grief counseling.

Marquita and I chatted about some of the common challenges Black women have in dating, ideas for where to meet new people, how therapy can help you date better, and dating with a mental health diagnosis. 

 

Resources Mentioned

In Luck Experience Planning

Middle Class Matchmaker

Dr. Ryeal Simms, The Relationship Scientist

The Hard & Soft Sides of Love

Five Love Languages

 

Where to Find Marquita

http://millennialdatingcoach.com/

Twitter: @datingcoachatl

Instagram: @millennialdatingcoach

Facebook: @millennialdatingcoach

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 56: Degrees & Depression

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 
This week’s episode is dedicated to all the college grads! Right now you may be more ecstatic and thrilled than you’ve ever been in your life, but you might also be feeling apprehensive and depressed. In this episode I share 8 concerns that might come up around college graduation that could impact your mental health and ways to deal with them. 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 55: Getting Rid of Sexual Shame

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

 

Today I am joined by Dr. Lexx Brown James. Dr. Lexx is a sex educating licensed marriage and family therapist and the Owner of The institute for Sexuality & Therapy, LLC in St. Louis, MO. She enjoys educating people on building intimacy, getting to pleasure, and training professionals on how to work with sexuality based topics in trauma informed ways.

Dr. Lexx and I discussed how to get in touch with the idea that we deserve pleasure as Black women, common types of sexual disorders, how trauma can impact our ability to enjoy sex, getting rid of sexual shame, and the importance of masturbation.

 

Resources Mentioned

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists https://www.aasect.org/

Pleasure Mechanics

Afrosexology

Scarleteen

Bedsider

Advocates for Youth

She Comes First

Come As You Are

Nancy Friday Book

 

Where to Find Dr. Lexx

lexxsexdoc.com

Twitter: @lexxsexdoc

Instagram: @lexxsexdoc

Facebook: @lexxsexdoc

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 54: Shedding Your Superwoman Status

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Have you heard about the Black Superwoman Complex? It’s the idea that Black women are invincible,  indestructible, and can save all the ills of the world in one fell swoop. Our guest for today’s episode shares why this is so damaging and exhausting for sisters and why we should do our best to opt out of this story. For this episode I am joined by Licensed Professional Counselor & Nationally Certified Counselor, Spirit. Spirit and I discussed the key characteristics of the Black Superwoman, how this construct was developed, how buying into this narrative impacts our mental health, and strategies for how you can gradually take that cape off. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Bright Pink, a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers. To receive your personalized risk management plan, text PREVENT to 59277 or visit therapyforblackgirls.com/brightpink

Resources 

Is the Strong Black Woman Stereotype Hurting Black Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlYSzI8fX9o

 

Where to Find Spirit

Join her every Friday for Free Advice Friday on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Talk2Spirit/

Twitter: @Talk2Spirit

Instagram: @Talk2Spirit

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 53: The Truth About Narcissism

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Postdoctoral Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Jones. Dr. Jones and I discussed why narcissism is much more than just being selfish, the criteria someone would have to meet to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ways to take care of yourself if their is someone with narcissism in your life, and she shared all of her favorite resources. 

Resources Mentioned

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? – Dr. Karyl McBride

HG Tudor’s Books

Why Does He Do That? – Lundy Bancroft

Beverly Engel’s Books

Dr. Susan Forward’s Books

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Harriet Lerner’s Books

 

Where to Find Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones’ Website

https://www.drnataliejones.com

A Date with Darkness Podcast

https://www.adatewithdarkness.com

A Date with Darkness Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/196036654267594/

 

Twitter: @Dr_NatalieJones

Facebook: @drnataliejones

Instagram: @dr.nataliejones

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 52: Nice for What?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode marks the one year anniversary since the podcast debuted and we’re in full celebration mode, complete with a soundtrack from none other than Drake. Drake’s most recent release is not just a feel good song, it also made me stop to think about our need for niceness and why we get so invested in it. In this episode I discussed how the need for niceness develops, how you can tell if it’s showing up in your life, and tips for managing.

To help us celebrate 1 year, enter the giveaway at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/giveaway.

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 51: Autism Awareness

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Dr. Cindy Graham, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Cindy and I discussed some of the research surrounding the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what parents should be on the lookout for in terms of symptoms, strategies used to help children and adults with ASD, and her thoughts about the depiction of ASD in pop culture.

Resources Mentioned

Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr. Tony Atwood

Parenting the Strong Willed Child by Dr. Rex Forehand

SOS Help for Parents by Lynn Clark

 

Where to Find Dr. Cindy

https://www.brighterhopewellness.com/

https://www.brighterpodcast.com

Twitter: @brighterhopewc

Facebook: @brighterhopewc

Instagram: @brighterhopewc

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 50: This Isn’t What I Imagined

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Recently I’ve observed several conversations related to sisters not feeling like they’re where they want to be in their lives. So in today’s episode I’m offering 3 questions for anyone who thought their life would look much differently than it currently does.

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Session 49: Angry Black Women

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Patrice N. Douglas, LMFT. Patrice and I discussed where the stereotype of the angry black woman came from, how you can tell if you have an issue with anger, strategies for using anger productively, and how you can get better at talking about your emotions before you become angry.

Resources Mentioned

What’s Good About Anger- http://www.whatsgoodaboutanger.com/

National Anger Management Association- http://namass.org/

Where to Find Patrice

https://patricendouglas.com/

https://empirecounseling.net/

Twitter: @patricendouglas

Facebook: @PatriceNDouglas

Instagram: @ThePatriceNicole

 

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Session 48: Career Questions Answered

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Dr. Marian Higgins, Licensed Professional Counselor & Career Counselor. Dr. Higgins and I discussed how you can find a career that’s a good fit for you, managing stress and microagressions in the workplace, some of the common mistakes you may be making in your career, and she shared all of her favorite career resources.

Resources Mentioned

Salary.com

Paycheckcity.com

Let Your Life Speak– Parker Palmer

Ask for It– Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever

 

Where to Find Dr. Higgins

https://www.beinspiredllc.com

Twiiter: @marianspeaks

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Session 47: The Psychology Behind Black Panther

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Parent Coach, Mercedes Samudio. Mercedes and I did a deep dive into the Psychology behind Black Panther. We discussed the importance of representation and how that impacts our mental health, the messages we received about Black womanhood, the strong attachment we all have seemed to develop to the characters, and why so many of us have had to see it over and over again.

Resources Mentioned

The Psychology of Character Bonding

https://www.thecredits.org/2013/07/the-psychology-of-character-bonding-why-we-feel-a-real-connection-to-actors/

Why On-Screen Representation Really Matters

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-on-screen-representation-matters_us_58aeae96e4b01406012fe49d

The Reality of Our Relationships with Imaginary Characters

https://tedxinnovations.ted.com/2015/08/10/spotlight-tedx-talk-the-reality-of-our-relationships-with-imaginary-characters/

 

Where to Find Mercedes

https://www.shameproofparenting.com

Facebook: @ShameProofParenting

Twitter: @Parentskillz

Instagram: @ShameProofParenting

Check out the last time Mercedes was on the podcast discussing Shame Proof Parenting https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/session9

 

 

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Session 46: Mental Health Needs of Activists

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shawna Murray-Browne. Shawna and I discussed some of the unique mental health concerns related to activism and advocacy, the importance of self care and boundaries for activists, and her work with other therapists to create spaces that are anti-racist and liberation focused.

Resources Mentioned

Emotional Emancipation Circles http://www.communityhealingnet.org/emotional-emancipation-circles/

Self-Care Tool Kit: http://www.communityhealingnet.org/resources/

EVOLVE (Members-Only Online Healing Studio): http://www.HealASista.com

Healing BMore Activists: http://www.HealingBmoreActivists.eventbrite.com

The #HealASista Project FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheHealASistaProject/

Black Lives Matter Meditations: http://drcandicenicole.com/2016/07/black-lives-matter-meditation/

Headspace App: https://www.headspace.com

 

Where to Find Shawna

https://www.ShawnaMurrayBrowne.com

Facebook: @KindredWellness

Twitter: @ShawnaMBrowne

Instagram: @HealASista

 

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Session 45: What Happens in Hypnotherapy?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gena Golden. Gena and I discussed some of the common misconceptions about hypnotherapy, what kinds of concerns it’s useful for, and she shares the details about what actually happens in a hypnotherapy session.

Resources Mentioned

American Psychological Association article on Hypnosis http://www.apa.org/topics/hypnosis

Brain Biology of Hypnosis and hypnotizability (Dr David Spiegel- Psychiatry Professor at Stanford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vTv88HuGOg&sns=em

What to expect for your first hypnotherapy session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_RCUr1RHd4&sns=em

23 Questions to ask a Hypnotherapist

https://www.innercoachhypnotherapy.com/questionsyoushouldask

 

 

Where to Find Gena

https://www.innercoachhypnotherapy.com

Facebook: @innercoachATL

Gena’s Coaching for Test Anxiety

https://www.innercoachhypnotherapy.com/test-anxiety-coaching

Gena’s Therapy group on slaying the inner critic and embracing your inner coach for success

https://www.innercoachhypnotherapy.com/coaching

Gena’s Self guided & Customized hypnosis CD’s

https://www.innercoachhypnotherapy.com/guidedselfhypnosis

 

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Session 44: Perfectionism

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Bianca Hughes, Associate Professional Counselor. Bianca and I discussed what perfectionism is, where it comes from, and tips and strategies you can use to create more realistic expectations and feel more comfortable being your authentic self.

Resources Mentioned

Boundaries– Townsend & Cloud

The Gifts of Imperfection– Brown

Daring Greatly– Brown

Experiencing Father’s Embrace– Frost

Without Bruises– Simmons

fatherswap.com

Brene Brown Ted Talks

 

Where to Find Bianca

biancakhughes.com

Twitter: @AuthenticallyBU

Facebook: @AuthenticallyBU

Instagram: @AuthenticallyBeYou

YouTube

 

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Session 43: Mental Health for Mama

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Alece Chanel Coleman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alece and I discussed some of the unique mental health challenges Black moms face, the importance of having someone to advocate for you in the postpartum period, how to deal with mommy guilt, putting an end to mommy wars, and strategies for managing your mental health while raising children.

Resources Mentioned

The Harshe Podcast

Own Your Glow– Latham Thomas

 

Where to Find Alece

motherhoodinmotion.com

Instagram: @motherhoodinmotion

 

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Session 42: Race-Related Stress

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Crystal Joseph, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, & Board-Certified Case Manager. Crystal and I discussed what race-related stressors look like, stages of Wokeness, and how she works with her clients to manage some of these stressors including her use of music and pop culture.

 

Resources Mentioned

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome- Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary

 

Where to Find Crystal

psycyourmind.com

Get Crystal’s book

Facebook: @psycyourmind

Instagram: @thereal_psycyourmind

 

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Session 41: What in the World is DBT?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Seida Hood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Seida and I discussed what DBT is, who can benefit from it, and how you can find a DBT group that might work for you.

 

Resources Mentioned

Don’t Let Emotions Run Your Life-Spradlin

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook– McKay, Wood, & Brantley

Dr. Marsha Linehan on YouTube

 

Where to Find Seida

ftheartcounseling.com

Seida’s Tribe Lounge

Facebook: @ftheartcounseling

Instagram: @seidafthc

Twitter: @seidafthc

 

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Session 40: Do I Need a New Therapist?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Have you ever wondered if you need to break up with your therapist? In today’s episode I share 3 ways to tell if it may be time to move on. I also answered an On the Porch Question from a listener looking for her first significant relationship.

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, make sure to check out the Therapist directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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Session 39: Self-Worth

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today’s episode I discussed misconceptions about self-worth and the importance of self-compassion. I also answered an On the Porch Question about being too “nice.”

Resources Mentioned

Viola Davis on the 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

self-compassion.org

Why We Should Stop Chasing Self-Esteem and Start Developing Self-Compassion.

 

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Session 38: Slaying Your Anxiety

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Dr. Alicia Little Hodge, Registered Psychology Associate. Dr. Hodge and I chatted about how we can recognize signs of anxiety, where they come from and what we can do about it.

Resources Mentioned

The Worry Trick– Carbonell

Guided meditation scripts on YouTube

Headspace app

Relax Melodies app

Nature sounds app

 

Where to Find Dr. Hodge

KTpsych.com

helpmehodge.com

Instagram: @helpmehodge

Twitter: @helpmehodge

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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Session 37: 10 Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In the last episode of 2017, I share 10 Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health to give you something to reflect on as you are setting your goals and intentions for the new year.

Also, if you’re looking for a new podcast to add to your playlist, you have to check out Dreams in Drive!

 

Resources

Stay Woke, But Get Some Sleep

The Exercise Effect

I’ve Picked My Word of the Year, Now What?

 

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If you are in the Atlanta area and want to join one of Dr. Joy’s therapy groups in January, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift.

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Session 36: Does Couples Counseling Work?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Dr. Ayanna Abrams, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Abrams and I chatted all about couples counseling! She shared how she works with couples using EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, gave some insight about how the fights we have with our partners are typically not at all about the thing we’re fighting about, and shared what it might look like if she worked with some of your favorite TV couples.

Resources Mentioned

Hold Me Tight– Johnson

Love Sense– Johnson

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work– Gottman

The Five Love Languages– Chapman

To find an EFT Couples Therapist- iceeft.com

 

Where to Find Dr. Abrams

ascensionbehavioralhealth.com

Facebook: @AscensionBehavioralHealth

Instagram: @dr_ayanna_a

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to participate in one of Dr. Joy’s therapy groups, sign up at therapyforblackgirls.com/shift.

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Session 35: Am I Codependent?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW. Nedra and I chatted about the definition of codependency, how to know if the definition fits you, how someone becomes codependent, and strategies you can use to become less codependent.

 

Resources Mentioned

Codependent No More– Melody Beattie

Boundaries Where You End and I Begin– Anne Katherine

Attached– Levine & Heller

 

Where to Find Nedra

kaleidoscopecounselingpllc.com

Get the Empowered Planner

Facebook: @Kaleidoscope-Counseling

Twitter: @KaleidoscopeCLT

Instagram: @Kaleidoscopecounseling

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to participate in one of Dr. Joy’s therapy groups, sign up at therapyforblackgirls.com/shift.

To keep digging in to today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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Session 34: Emotional Eating

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Lisa R. Savage, LCSW. Lisa and I chatted about why Black women often engage in emotional eating, how it’s connected to trauma, and strategies you can use if emotional eating is something you struggle with.

***Missed the survey last week and still want to participate? therapyforblackgirls.com/MEDIQ

 

Resources Mentioned

When Food is Love– Geneen Roth

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating– Geneen Roth

It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s What’s Eating You– Janet Greeson, Ph.D.

The Body Keeps the Score– Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime– TEDMED talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

 

Where to Find Ms. Savage

thecenterforchilddevelopment.com

delawarecenterforcounselingandwellness.com

Facebook: @CCDNewark

Sign Up for the University of Private Practice

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

If you’re a therapist and would like your information added to the directory, check out therapyforblackgirls.com/beinglisted.

If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to participate in one of Dr. Joy’s therapy groups, sign up at therapyforblackgirls.com/shift.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

 

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Session 33: Steadying Yourself for the Holidays

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The holidays are upon us and this likely means different things for all of us. Some of us have positive associations with the holiday season and some of our associations are not so positive. In today’s episode I discussed the Holiday Blues, factors that contribute to it, and how Holiday Blues is different from Major Depression. I also shared 6 tips to help you steady yourself for the holiday season.

 

Resources

Beat the Holiday Blues– UC Davis Health

 

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Session 32: On the Porch with Dr. Joy

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today’s episode I answer a couple of questions sent in by listeners. Topics discussed include growing up without a dad, having a partner who might be immature, and getting what you need in a relationship.

If you have a question or a situation you’d like some feedback about, send it to podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, make sure to check out the Therapist Directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

If you are a therapist and would like to list your practice information in the directory, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/beinglisted.

To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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Session 31: Managing Grief

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Dr. Ajita Robinson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Robinson and I chatted about how therapy can be helpful in working through grief, how we can have grief reactions to lots of different changes in our lives, and why the stages of grief you may have learned about may not be the best way to help you conceptualize grief.

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Grief (Tappouni)

Out of the darkness (Amato)

The Four Tasks of Mourning (Worden)

 

Where to Find Dr. Robinson

fit-counseling.com

Facebook: @Friendsintransition

Twitter: @FIT_Counseling

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

If you’re a therapist and would like your information added to the directory, check out therapyforblackgirls.com/beinglisted.

If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to participate in one of Dr. Joy’s therapy groups, sign up at therapyforblackgirls.com/shift.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

 

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Session 30: Red Flags in Relationships

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Every October we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, today’s episode focuses on red flags that may present themselves in new relationships that we should be paying attention to that may alert us that someone may be abusive. I also discussed the 6 different types of abuse that perpetrators engage in and provide feedback to a listener struggling with a possessive ex.

 

Resources Mentioned

Red Flags to Consider When Beginning a New Relationship

Types of Abuse

A Date with Darkness Podcast

 

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Session 29: Respectability & Sexuality

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Courtney Watson. Courtney and I discussed how respectability politics impacts Black women’s and femmes’ sexuality, how you can reclaim your sexual freedom, and discussed ways you can find like- minded individuals to affirm your sexuality.

Resources Mentioned

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (Walker)

Black People Kink Podcast

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists aasect.org

 

Where to Find Courtney

doorwaytherapeutics.com

Facebook: @doorwaytherapeutics

Instagram: @doorwaytherapeutics

Pinterest: @doorwaytherapy

To receive Courtney’s 21 Days of Affirmations to Boost Your Sexual Self Confidence, text “Sexual Confidence” to 44222

 

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Session 28: Do You Believe in Sisterhood?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marline Francois Madden. Marline and I chatted about the myth that Black women can’t get along, how to combat feelings of jealousy and avoid falling into the comparison trap, and what sisterhood looks like in practice.

 

Resources Mentioned

Girls Trip

Set it Off

Waiting to Exhale

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Maxwell)

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth (Maxwell)

The 5 Levels of Leadership (Maxwell)

How Great Women Lead (St. John)

Black Girl Bosses Podcast

 

Where to Find Marline

marlinefrancois.com

Pre-order Marline’s Therapist Planner

Find out about Marline’s next Therapist Mixer at thetherapistmixer.com

 

Twitter: @marlinefrancois

Facebook: @farmoreprecious

Instagram: @marlinefrancois

 

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Session 27: Mental Health & Terrorism

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week we witnessed yet another senseless and horrific terrorist attack in our country in Las Vegas. These violent occurrences happen way too often and absolutely have an impact on our mental health. In this episode, I share ways to manage your emotions in the wake of Las Vegas.

 

Resources Mentioned

Crisis Stabiliazation Sessions for Children in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Call for Trauma Therapists

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

 

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Session 26: Five Myths About Suicide

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, I discussed the warning signs and risk factors that may help you assess whether a friend is suicidal and also addressed the top 5 myths I hear about suicide.

 

Resources Mentioned

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Why Are So Many Black Kids Dying by Suicide?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741741

 

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Session 25: What in the World is EMDR?

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week’s episode I chatted with Kelli Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Memphis, TN about EMDR, which is a treatment method designed to help people work through trauma. Kelli and I discussed what EMDR is, how she uses it with her clients, what concerns it is useful for, and how it differs from traditional talk therapy.

Where to Find Kelli

mercimemphis.org

Kelli’s YouTube Channel

 

Resources Mentioned

The Body Keeps the Score

In an Unspoken Voice

EMDR International Association

 

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Session 24: Hella Thoughts

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week’s episode I share my thoughts about the Season 2 Finale of HBO’s Insecure. I discuss four different areas covered in the finale that might lead us to reflect and think about our own lives including. I discussed what it meant for Molly to return to therapy, how Molly & Issa’s friendship may offer strategies for our own, the lies we tell ourselves about closure, and how that flash forward sequence was a breathing representation of what I discussed in Session 16 of the podcast.

Resources Mentioned

Two Tools to Stop Shoulding on Yourself

Why It’s Important to Show Black Female Friendships on Television

For Young Black Women Insecure Feels Hella Good Right Now

 

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Session 23: Let’s Talk Teens

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Teen Expert, Jaynay Johnson. Jaynay and I chatted about some of the common struggles Black teenage girls struggle with today, how pop culture and social media influences her work with them, and shares tips and strategies to help you better understand and communicate with the teen in your life.

Resources Mentioned

Dear Teen Self Book

Jaynay’s Handout:

Exploring reasons your teen doesn’t listen & how to end that for good

 

Where to Find Jaynay

teentherapytalk.com

Twitter: @dearteenself_

Facebook: @teentalktherapy

Instagram: @teentalktherapy

 

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Session 22: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week’s highly requested episode, I discussed the Imposter Syndrome, 5 different subtypes, and strategies for dealing with it.

Resources

The Imposter Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear that Haunts Your Success

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

The 5 Types of Imposter Syndrome & How to Beat Them

My thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Houston in the middle of this devastating storm. Follow this link to support local agencies in the Houston area.

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Session 21: How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

After the harrowing events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend and the cumulative amount of racial stress and trauma that has occurred in our community, it felt important to discuss how racism impacts our mental health and ways you can continue to take care of yourself.

Resources

Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color

4 Self-Care Tips for People of Color After Charlottesville

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Session 20: On the Couch with Monica from Love & Basketball

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Monica from the hit movie Love & Basketball. My special guest therapist is Dr. Kensa Gunter, Licensed Clnical & Sport Psychologist. We discussed the importance of managing emotions in tough situations, handling difficult transitions, and the importance of tending to our mental health before a crisis occurs.

 

Resources Mentioned

The School of Greatness podcast

The Good Life Project podcast

The Four Agreements

Mind Gym

 

Where to Find Dr. Gunter

drkensagunter.com

Twitter: @drkensa

 

 

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Session 19: Sometimes You Gotta Feel the Feels

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

By request, in today’s episode I share information about some of the self-destructive and unhealthy ways we cope when our emotions feel too difficult to deal with. I also share 7 Tools for Managing Overwhelming Emotions by Katie Brooks, LCSW and answer your listener questions.

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Session 18: Healing After A Sexual Assault

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today’s session I am joined by guest therapist, Dr. Shena Young, a Body Inclusive Clinical Psychologist, in California. We discussed terminology relevant to sexual assault, misunderstanding about consent, historical implications that shape reporting and treating sexual assaults, and the need for culturally specific and trauma-informed practices.

Where to Find Dr. Young

http://www.embodiedtruthhealing.com

Instagram: @embodiedtruthhealing

 

Resources

The Courage to Heal Book

The Courage to Heal Workbook

 

The Body Keeps the Score 

Overcoming trauma through yoga 

 

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization; website provides information about sexual assault, safety & prevention, what to do after being assaulted, provides resources and operates the national sexual assault hotline. https://www.rainn.org/

 

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE

 

Establishing a relationship with an individual therapist is an encouraged and supported option; if personal resources don’t allow that community agencies/centers often offer free to low fee services to survivors including individual/group counseling, advocacy/accompaniment to appointments/ER, legal consultation depending on the center; survivors can find a directory of centers here https://centers.rainn.org/

 

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Booster Session: Sex with the Ex

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This is a booster session! Sometimes after a client has finished working with us in therapy, they may schedule periodic sessions to problem solve around a particular issue or to get a little extra reinforcement around a certain topic. We call these booster sessions. I’ll be using our booster sessions to chat with you about things that just can’t wait until the next full episode.

In today’s booster session I’m chatting all about Sex with the Ex and this was inspired by the season premiere of HBO’s Insecure starring the amazing Issa Rae. This episode does contain spoilers so if you haven’t watched it yet, you probably want to wait.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the season premiere and about this booster session. You can find me on Twitter (@therapy4bgirls) and on Facebook & Instagram (@therapyforblackgirls). Make sure to use the hashtag #TBGinSession to join the conversation.

To catch up on previous episodes of the podcast and to get more resources, head on over to therapyforblackgirls.com.

Session 17: Black Girls Get Eating Disorders?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

On today’s episode, I chatted with special guest therapist, Dr. Judi-Lee Webb, a licensed Pscyhologist in Atlanta, GA all about eating disorders. We discussed the misconception that Black women don’t struggle with eating disorders, discussed symptoms of eating disorders, and how you can have a healthier relationship with food.

 

Where to Find Dr. Webb

newdirectionsatlanta.com

 

Resources Mentioned

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat– Stephanie Covington Armstrong

gurzebooks.com

myedin.org

iaedp.com

 

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Session 16: Still Holding On to Your Ex?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

On today’s episode, I share my musings on [4:44], discuss the top 3 reasons you’re having trouble letting go of your ex, and answer a listener question.

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Session 15: Healthy Relationships Need Effective Communication

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

On today’s episode, I chatted with guest therapist Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT all about healthy relationships. We discussed how we can have healthy relationships even if we’ve never seen that modeled for us, the importance of truly listening to our partners, and the key elements of effective communication.

Resources Mentioned

The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Communication

The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman & Silver

 

Where to find Kiaundra

kwcouplestherapy.com

Facebook

Instagram

 

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If you’re interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here:

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2. If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to join Dr. Joy’s therapy group therapyforblackgirls.com/shift

3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong

4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups

Session 14: What are Boundaries & Why Do I Need Them?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

You probably often hear people say that we need healthy boundaries, but do you know what that means? In today’s episode we define boundaries, discuss why they are important, and discuss 10 ways that we can build and preserve better boundaries.

 

Resources

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries

Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud

 

If you’re interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here:

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3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong

4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups

 

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com.

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 13: Recovering from an Affair

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

In this week’s episode we are joined by Renelle E. Nelson, LMFT, CST to discuss how a couple can recover from an affair. We discussed the 7 types of affairs, the hard work involved in recovering from an affair, and why it’s important to talk about attractions to other people even before an affair happens.

 

Where to Find Renelle

Kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org

Affairaftercare.com

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

Resources Mentioned

infidelityrecoveryinstitute.com

The 7 Types of Affairs

 

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Session 12: On the Couch with Molly from Insecure

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Molly from HBO’s hit show, Insecure. My special guest therapist is Esther Boykin, LMFT from Group Therapy Associates in Washington, DC. We discussed the reluctance that Black women sometimes have to beginning therapy, dating dilemmas that often drive one’s desire to begin therapy, and how to ask for the difficult feedback you may need to hear to help you truly have an honest assessment of yourself.

 

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself

 

Where to Find Esther

estherboykin.com

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

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Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

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Session 11: On the Couch with Olivia Pope

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Olivia Pope from the hit show Scandal. My special guest therapist is Leslie Garcia, LCSW, who has a private practice called Counseling Space in Forest Hills, New York. We discussed the multitude of traumas Olivia has experienced and what it might look like to help her work through trauma. We discussed Olivia’s tendency to cope with red wine, and how her relationship with Fitz is very similar to the relationship she has with her father.

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Mind Over Mood by Drs. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

Calm App

Lavender Oil

 

Where to Find Leslie

Leslie’s Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

To sign up for a therapy group in Atlanta, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

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Session 10: Showing Up for Yourself

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We are wrapping up our celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month with an episode that focuses on our relationship with our self. How do you show up in your own life? I discuss self esteem and confidence, how they are damaged, and how they can be improved.

If you are in the Atlanta area and interested in signing up for The Shift Sessions, the therapy groups in my practice, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift for more information and to put your name on the list.

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com.

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 9: Parenting without Shame

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week’s episode focuses on the relationships with our children and parenting. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author of Shame-Proof Parenting. We discussed her ideas about how shame often impacts the way we parent, how we can change the culture around parenting to be more supportive, and strategies for shame-proofing your relationship with your child.

 

Where to Find Mercedes

Mercedes’ Website shameproofparenting.com

Get the Book! Shame-Proof Parenting

 

Resources Mentioned

Dr. Asadah Kirkland’s Work Beating Black Kids

Dr. Stacey Patton’s Work Spare the Kids

The Conscious Parent– book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 8: Getting What You Need in Relationships

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on Relationships! This week’s episode focuses on romantic relationships. I discuss the top 7 reasons why you’re not getting what you need and want in relationships:

1. You’re afraid to ask for it.

2. You’re being passive in the process.

3. You’re too busy listening to others or comparing yourself to others.

4. You’ve convinced yourself you don’t need or want love.

5. You’re not clear about what you need and want.

6. You’re not being flexible.

7. You haven’t healed from past hurts.

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you have questions or inquiries, email us podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 7: Surviving Mama

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week’s episode focuses on the mother-daughter relationship and some of the factors that lead to it being strained. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Dr. Pamela Thompson, a licensed Psychologist and Life Coach, and the author of Surviving Mama. We discussed some of the cultural pieces that may lead to strained mother-daughter relationships, how to manage these relationships, and when it may be time to put some distance between yourself and mama.

Where to Find Dr. Thompson

Dr. Thompson’s Website

Surviving Mama Website

Dr. Thompson’s Groups

Be on the lookout for her podcast, Intentionally Free

Be on the lookout for her new book, Surviving Church

 

Resources Mentioned

Surviving Mama by Dr. Pamela Thompson

Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud

The Mom Factor by Townsend & Cloud

New Life Ministries

 

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

 

Session 6: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on Relationships! This week’s episode focuses on friendships. The benefits of healthy friendships, how to find new friends, how to recognize an unhealthy friendship, and how to end a toxic friendship.

Resources Mentioned

11 Surprising Things Good Friendships Do For You

Meetup.com

Twitter Chats #citeasista #hermovement #blkcreatives

To find podcasts by hosts of color #podsincolor   podcastsincolor.com

 

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

 

Session 5: On the Couch with Joan Carol Clayton

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Joan Carol Clayton from the syndicated show, Girlfriends. My special guest therapist is Jihan Madyun, LICSW, from The Fulfillment Project in Washington, DC. We discussed the expectations we have for our lives as women and how these can sometimes be unrealistic, the use of art in therapy, showing grace and compassion for ourselves, dealing with FOMO in relationships, and the pressure we have to have our lives look a certain way by the age of 30.

 

Resources Mentioned

Watch Girlfriends episodes here

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Rising Strong by Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

tarabrach.com

Relationship Alive podcast

Women In-Depth  podcast

Black Girl in Om podcast

 

Where to Find Jihan

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 4: Am I Really Depressed?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode focuses on recognizing the symptoms of depression and exploring reasons why Black women may sometimes have difficulty recognizing these symptoms.

Read about the symptoms of depression here.

Think you might be depressed? Take this quiz!

The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

Questions or inquiries? Please email podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 3: On the Couch with Mary Jane Paul

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Session 2: How to Find a Therapist

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Session 1: Introduction: Hey Y’all!

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